The Arty Teacher Mission Statement

  • To provide quality, inspiring and visually appealing art resources for Art Teachers around the globe at an affordable subscription price, that help reduce workload and facilitate a work/life balance.
  • To publish informative and educational blog posts that improve Art Teacher subject knowledge and cover pedagogical and inspirational topics.

Who is The Arty Teacher?

The Arty Teacher is Sarah Crowther, a seasoned Art Teacher with experience in a variety of different settings.  Being part of a team that achieved Art School Status and integrating iPads into the Art Curriculum have been part of her remit.  She is a member of NSEAD and has been a guest Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University lecturing to their trainee teachers on the use of iPads and ebooks in the Art Room.

“My enthusiasm for teaching has never waned.  I am a life-long-learner and I love trying new ideas and strategies to keep my teaching fresh.  I have always loved making resources and am delighted that they are being used around the world is so many different countries”

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What will you find here…?


Lesson plans, activities, units of work, worksheets, assessment and marking resources, all available at the touch of a button. Try searching ‘early finishers’ or ‘exit tickets’ or ‘mark making’. All the resources are well tagged to make them easy to find.

Cover / Sub Lessons

Never panic again. Just download the resource you need, all of which include a beautifully presented lesson plan.

Image Library

Hundreds of images, all ideal for drawing, painting, 3D and textile projects.

Artists Presentations

You will find presentations about artists old and new in this section of the site, many of which are free. Each one comes with a script turning you into the instant expert.

Why Subscribe?

Subscribe and access all resources for just a few cents or pennies.  There are different levels of subscription where you can access 10, 20 or unlimited resources each month.  Click here to learn more about Subscribing to The Arty Teacher.

Latest Resourses

Celtic Knots Shading or Painting Resource

Celtic Knots Shading or Painting Resource.  There are two versions of this visually appealing one-page resource. One asks students to shade and gradate colored pencil and the other asks students to gradate paint.

Prior Learning Assessment Worksheet

Prior Learning Assessment Worksheet. With this Prior Learning Assessment Worksheet, you can assess what your students have learned in the previous academic year.  It asks them what artists and materials they have studied or used,...

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